All hed have had to do is switch the way the horizontal 2x4's meet the vertical in the rear to be sitting on top of instead of running into it. Then the cleat wouldnt be needed(I dont get why thats there other than to cover the way he tied the 2x4 corners in wrong).It should meet like this,
sorry I couldnt find a pic showing the same angle as yours for comparison. But you can see that the upper structure is on TOP of the verticle legs. It should be that way top to bottom side to side all the way to the ground.Now im no engineer but my entire life has been spent on a jobsite with my dad being a cabinet maker and me an electrician so dont bite my head off if this is some new fancy design hes using.
other than that, the same material used for the cleats coulda been used as a header across the front top and the doors wouldve covered them.
Again, please dont think im ripping it cause im not. I have used WAY worse things for tank stands and all has gone well. If this is his profession and he makes you comfortable that hes taken the FULL load into account then cool deal. LOoks nice by the way! Very shabby sheek! Did you have it matched to other furniture?
Edited by chrishayes, 29 September 2011 - 05:31 AM.